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Definition of "cayuse" [cay•use]

  • Pacific Northwest A horse, especially an Indian pony. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cayuse" in a sentence
  • "That night the manager spent at the logging camp of Alpine, and early the following morning he rode a mountain cayuse up Antelope Valley."
  • "She should have the gentlest "cayuse" in the "bunch," and the foreman would do the guiding, himself."
  • "The "cayuse" bell sounded nearer and nearer, and directly from the dense forest a packhorse came stepping with care over the fallen logs, where the sign of a trail was yet dim to any eyes but those of a woodsman."